Jerilynn Brantner Adams concentrates her practice in the area of family/domestic law. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in 1990 from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and in 1993 graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks. Jerilynn joined the firm in 1995.

Jerilynn provides a wide range of services to clients. She has litigated complex divorce and legal separation actions, paternity actions, post-judgment child custody and visitation disputes, and child support actions. She has also negotiated numerous divorce and custody agreements, as well as drafted many prenuptial agreements.

Jerilynn is a member of the Family Law Sections of both the North Dakota State Bar and the American Bar Associations. In addition, she has been a speaker at domestic law seminars.

A North Dakota native, Jerilynn grew up in Harwood. Her husband, Jonathan, is self-employed. They enjoy spending as much time as they can with their two children, Christian and Jackson.

Practice Areas

Divorce and Legal Separation


Child Custody/Visitation

Child Support


Prenuptial Agreements

Honors and Distinctions

"The Best Lawyers in America" in Family Law, Woodward/White (2009-2017)

Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters (2011-2016)

Admitted To Practice

North Dakota, 1994

U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 1996


Cass County Bar Association

State Bar Association of North Dakota

American Bar Association

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